February 2004 news
February, 2004 Everest, North Wall - press-conference
and Te Deum before the start.
Russian Everest Expedition to the Central North Wall will
start soon! The
oficial team list will be announced at the press-conference
in Moscow Feb 20. Then the team will fly to Kathmandu Feb.25.
Victor Kozlov - the head of the expedition, Nickolay Cherny
- coach of the team. Photo
of the route.
Valery Babanov and Yuri Koshelenko were awarded
by Piolet D'Or 2003 for their climb
to Nuptse East. Congratulations!
February , 2004
Lenin tragedy: the
team summited Lenin Peak Feb 1 after spending night at 6000.
They climbed via Arkin route. While descending Daniyar Mynzhysarov
lost and attempts to find him did not give any results at
night. Feb 2 searching raid was started at the altitude
of 6500m and at
11-00 at 6200 m his body was found with a craniocereberal
trauma. The group has started to descend with the dead climber.
A helicopter from Almaty flew off at 12.45.
February , 2004
Winter: January 29-30 the group spent night at
4400 m The temperature was -30C. The team work according
February, 2004 Yesterday the members of the project
"Adventure Team Alpindustria" leave
for two highest tops of the continents.
The first group of 11 persons under the leadership of Kiril
Staravoitev flies out in direction to Tanzania for climbing
the highest peak of Africa - Kilimanjaro (5895 m).
The second group of 18 persons under the leadership of Ludmila
Korobeshko and the captain of the team Aleksandor Abramov make
the way towards Argentina for ascension the highest peak of
the South and North America - Aconcagua (6959m).
We are planning to transmit the daily news about the expedition
from the Aconcagua.